Privacy policy (Including Cookies)

Historic Royal Palaces Enterprises Limited ("we") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy (together with our Terms of Use [INSERT AS LINK] and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting http://www.historicroyalpalaces.com you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) the data controller is Historic Royal Palaces Enterprises Limited of Apartment 28, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AU.

Information we may collect from you?

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information you give us

  • You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our website, purchasing products or by corresponding with us by telephone, email or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you subscribe to our mailing list, place an order on our site, and when you report a problem with our site. The information you may give us may include your name, email address, postal address and telephone number and financial and credit card information.

Information we collect about you

With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.

 Information we receive from other sources

We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

A: Information you give to us:

1.  When using an online form

  • We ask for your details so we can respond in an appropriate way, for example when enquiring about a venue for hire.
  • If you have given your consent, you may be contacted with relevant promotions, offers or information that you have expressed an interest in or that might be of interest to you. If you wish us to stop contacting you please email shop@hrp.org.uk.

2.  When signing up for e-mail updates

  • We ask for your details so we can add you to our email database and send you updates you’ve requested. This information will not be given to any third party, except to the extent and for the purpose we may be required to do so by any law. If you wish us to stop contacting you please email shop@hrp.org.uk.

3. When purchasing a ticket or other product online

  • We collect various personal details about you when you purchase products from our site, including name, home address, billing address, telephone number, email etc. We use the information to process orders and to provide a more personalised service. Collecting these details allows our system to create a customer account for you in order that we can sell you products.
  • Having a record of your personal details also allows us to identify you if we need to contact you regarding your order or if you need to contact us to change your order.
  • The information we collect will not be given to any third party, except to the extent and for the purpose we may be required to do so by any law.
  • By disclosing your personal information to us using this website or over the telephone, you consent to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information by us in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or concerns about the information we hold about you, you can also email shop@hrp.org.uk.
  • We will only use the information you provide to process your order.  You will also hear from us if you sign up to receive email newsletters with news, new products, offers and information on the palaces. This will only come from Historic Royal Palaces or HRPE, and only if you have indicated that you wish to receive these emails.  This can be managed by accessing your account as can amending your personal information.  

B: Information we collect about you

We will use this information:

  • to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
  • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.

Information we receive from other sources

  • We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

Disclosure of your information

We may share your personal information with HRPE Ltd.

We may share your information with selected third parties including:

  • Suppliers, sub-contractors and business partners for the performance of any contract we enter into with you or them.
  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If HRPE Ltd or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use [INSERT AS LINK TO WEBSITE'S TERMS OF USE] or terms and conditions of supply [INSERT AS LINK TO WEBSITE'S SALES TERMS] and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of HRPE Ltd, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.]

Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Your rights

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy should be addressed to marketing@hrp.org.uk

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your browser if you agree. Most cookies contain a unique identifier called a cookie ID: a string of characters that websites and servers associate with the browser on which the cookie is stored. This allows us to distinguish your browser from other browsers, to recognize your browser by its unique cookie ID and to store information about your preferences on a particular website. This information may remain on your computer after your internet session finishes and you leave the website, but you can delete them using some browsers, manually or using system utilities. Most internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies.

The cookies we use on this website include:

  • Session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site; and
  • Persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

Most major websites use cookies. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. We may share statistical information regarding cookies with third parties.

 1. Web analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics and Comscore (Nedstat) cookies on this website to collect information about how our visitors use and navigate this website so that we can continually work to add new features and improve your experience of it.

The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to the site, which pages they visited and whereabouts they came to the site from. This information is anonymous and cannot be used to identify you personally.

 2. Personalised advertising

We use DoubleClick cookies to improve our advertising - for example, to improve reporting on advertising campaign performance, to avoid showing ads the user has already seen, or to enable us to display advertising that is more relevant to users.

DoubleClick cookies contain no personally identifiable information.

3. Third-party cookies

During your visits to this website you may be delivered cookies by third-party websites. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We have no control the dissemination over these cookies. You should check the third-party websites for more information about these.

4. Technical cookies

We use CFID and CFTOKEN on our ticketing pages to support the user session during the ticket purchase process.

How to manage cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to modify the cookie settings on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone or tablet you will need to refer to your device manual.

If you'd like to opt out of advertising cookies, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website http://www.networkadvertising.org/ (opens in a new window - please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites).

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by HRPE and to the HRPE Privacy Policy. If we change our Privacy Policy we will post these changes on this page. If the change in our Privacy Policy affects the use of your personal information, then we will use our best endeavours to contact you by email to seek your consent to the use.

Your rights

You have a legal right to a copy of all the personal information about you held by us. You also have a right to correct any errors in that information. As mentioned above, you have a right to request that we cease to use your personal information for direct marketing purposes.

Please contact us with any questions, concerns or comments you have about these policies in any of the following ways:

Write to us at:
Historic Royal Palaces Enterprises Limited
Apartment 28
Hampton Court Palace
Surrey KT8 9AU
England

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3166 6848
(9.00 – 17.00 GMT Monday to Friday, except UK Bank Holidays.  An answer phone operates at all other times)

Email: shop@hrp.org.uk

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